Strange Engineering Announces New and Improved Drag Floater Kits
Strange Engineering has built its reputation by developing reliable and innovative driveline components. With the evolution of power in the Pro Mod and Alcohol car ranks, Strange Engineering has responded with the introduction of its new and improved full floater kits. Improvements include scalloped hubs and drive plates, stronger chrome moly spindles, resigned wheel studs and proven two-piece ...
Breaking News 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals returns to action in 2021 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. It wasn't easy but we've managed to get our 2021 schedule out extremely early and we'll be visitin...
2020 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Champions
With the conclusion of the 2020 NMCA Drag Racing Series, the NMCA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points document HERE. The 2020 NMCA Drag Racing series itself faced a challenge not seen before, but despite the challenges, the staff was able to deliver a five-race season to satisfy its hungry racers and fans who were looking to focus on something more...
NMCA Racer and Crew Awards Nominations are set, VOTE NOW!
Attention NMCA racers and fans! The nominations for the racer and crew awards have been tallied and now is your chance to vote on the racer and crew awards. Vote now by following this link: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eglxhvi5k0pmort4/start Voting closes on October 14th, 2019 and the results will be set.   Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the nomination ...
Pedal to the Metal FFP Customs new lightweight, customizable pedal assembly
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author Necessity is the mother of all invention, and FFP Customs Ryan Frazier realized he needed to build a product aid in the fitment of drivers who were purchasing his roll cages. When I got started on my own business, I was going to build and sell a rolling chassis, Frazier recalled. If I built a cage, they might not fit the car, so I starte...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Stand-Off Kits for Thermal Protection
Racers and hot rod owners can place thermal protection where they need it most with Design Engineering, Inc.'s new Stand-Off Kits. Designed as a safe, convenient solution for installing heat barriers, custom thermal shields and more, each Stand-Off is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel that is long lasting and will handle high temperatures. Stand-Offs are ideal for creating a spac...
InVision Digital Dash for 1982-1987 Monte Carlos, El Caminos and Malibus Now Available
The new InVision Direct Fit Digital Dash System for 1982-1987 Monte Carlos, El Caminos and Malibus is a one-model (#7005) solution for an entire dash. The speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and volts can all be monitored in one place. The InVision Digital Dash features a 12.3 LCD with three user-selectable screens. All kits include a wiring harness and sendin...
Performance President FSC takes the pulse of the industry with new President of the PRI trade show and media company, Dr. Jamie Meyer
Written by Steve Turner Photography by Justin Cesler and courtesy of Performance Racing Industry You might remember his voice echoing from the public address system at NMRA races more than a decade ago. He took a passion for drag racing into a fun interpretation of the events as they unfolded. At the time, announcing races, writing for car magazines, and helping run a racing series were just...
NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Heading to US 131 Motorsports Park in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are returning to US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) July 22-25, 2021 under a new three year contract with Michigan's fastest race track. It will be a dual event and is dubbed the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival. Jason Peterson and his US 131 Motorsports Park were gracious enough to host our displaced All-American Nationals in 2020 earlier...
Hooker Blackheart Expands Coyote Swap Part Lineup
With four new products, Hooker Blackheart has made it easier than ever to drop a late model Ford Coyote engine into a Foxbody or SN95 Mustang. 1984-1995 Mustang Coyote Swap Engine Adapters: Hooker BlackHeart engine mount brackets for 1984-1995 Mustangs allow a Coyote engine to be installed on a stock K-member. Featuring a steel fabrication and powder-coated black finsh for corrosion resistan...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Puts Exclamation Mark on Exciting Season
Written by Mary Lendzion Through the years, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers have been a popular and powerful part of NMCA events at tracks across the country. They are consistently competitive in their eye-catching cars that are rolling showcases for their Big Three automaker of choice, and in many cases, races are won or lost by the tightest of margins. Drivers were doubled down...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Written by Mary Lendzion While a global pandemic made parts of the 2020 season problematic, racers persisted and put it all on the line at the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 24-27 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Wicked wheel-to-wheel passes were abundant at the final NMCA event of the year, where racers were competing for points, ch...
Sunday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Mike Schaefer is no stranger to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at NMCA events, and he found his way there once more on Saturday after defeating Matt Bonnett to take the win in the Fuelab Nostalgia Super Stock All-Star race, which pitted the NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock racers agains the Victory Nostalgia Super Stock racers. Making the win even more special, Shaefer had a perfect run during...
Saturday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
The action was nonstop morning, noon and night for Friday's running of the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Temperatures and elapsed-times dropped at about the same time, and the result was really quick and fast qualifying across the categories. Making a bullet of a pass was Eric Gustafson, who lit the board wit...
Friday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Randy Adler is back in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod after spending most of the season making upgrades to his screw-blown 1957 Chevy. While the virus left events canceled or postponed, Adler saw it as an opportunity to improve his program. He plans to come back swinging this weekend and pick up right where he left off in March. He only gets out to race a few times a year, but Rockton,...
Thursday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
We're kicking off the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance here at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis with a test and tune session today. The racers are pouring in and hitting the track as they go all in for championship points to hopefully secure a class championship. John Hixon, pictured above, is making laps in his Buick GSX today as he prepares for...
Kevin Lumsden Returns to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at World Finals in Indy
Cado Mills, Texas Kevin Lumsden has been a longtime supporter and racer in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series (CPCS) going back to 2012, and he'll make his return to the series in the LME Street King category during the Challenge Series finals, which is run concurrently with the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance this weekend. Lumsden started off...
NMCA All-American Nationals Returns to Summit Motorsports Park in 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is thrilled to announce the NMCA All-American Nationals is returning to Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio) in 2021 with a five-year contract extension. The national event moves back to its regular weekend of August 26-29, 2021. The NMCA All-American Nationals is one of the biggest stops on the NMCA tour and was moved to an alternate location in 2020 due to the...
ATI Performance Products Debuts Super Damper for Ford 7.3L Godzilla Engines
ATI Performance Products is proud to introduce its Super Damper for the new Ford 7.3L Godzilla engine found in Ford Super Duty trucks, some vans and as a crate engine. The OEM drive diameter damper features a 6", 5-ring inertia weight, retains OEM location and has OEM drive sizes. The damper shell is billet aluminum and the hub is 4140 heat treat steel. It's part number 918073, comes with laser-et...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Ryan Hill Hoping for 3.80s or Quicker in His New Car at Final NMCA Event of Year
By Mary Lendzion Ryan Hill has been in the cockpit of a race car for most of his life. He began in a junior-dragster before moving to a Mustang and an S10 pickup truck for Bracket racing, and then a dragster for Top Dragster and a Firebird for Top Sportsman, Quick 8 and even a few NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod races in 2017 and 2018. But the car, which Hill had nicknamed Big Booty Ju...
Neuenschwander Bringing Even More Power to Dart NA 10.5 with New Kuntz and Company Engine
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chad Neuenschwander By the end of last year, Chad Neuenschwander had pushed his popular Mustang to a best of 7.98 and 170 mph in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. Those were incredibly quick and fast times from the Indiana-based driver's 400 cubic-inch small-block Ford backed by a G-Force GF2000 five-speed transmission, but he wanted to go e...
NMCA World Champions Will Be Celebrated at the NMCA World Street Finals in Indy
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be celebrating the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday September 27, 2020, at the conclusion of the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance, held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis. Class champions will be presented with the special Edelbrock Vict...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series World Champions Will Be Celebrated at Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series will be celebrating the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday September 27, 2020 at the conclusion of the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance, held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis. The event also hosts the Chevrolet Performance LSX Sh...
New Gold Line Sleeving Offered by Design Engineering Inc.
To keep under-hood wires, cables and hoses cool and protected, it pays to go for the Gold. Design Engineering, Inc.'s new Gold Line Sleeving is manufactured from the company's high-temperature Metalized Polyimide lamination and bonded to a robust, 20-oz heat-treated glass fiber base material. Available in Sheaths, Shrouds and a Cover, DEI's Gold Sleeving products not only protect components, bu...
Racers Continue To Collect Nitto Bounty Cash At NMRA/NMCA Events
Now into the fourth races of both the NMRA and NMCA drag racing series, the Nitto Tire NT555RII bounty has paid out at every event, and the most recent trip to Martin, Michigan and US 131 Motorsports Park for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering saw several winners collect cash from Nitto. Cruising through the TorqStorm Superchargers True...
Built For Battle Moser Engineering's Bolt-In Solid Axle Upgrade for 5th-Gen Camaros
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the FSC Staff, Jeff Wilson, and Courtesy of Moser Engineering With Chevrolet and Ford offering body-in-white programs to racers, there's a need for a rear suspension for these vehicles that can handle the rigors of a racing application. When the body-in-white Camaro came out, the independent rear suspensions used in the production 5th-generation F-body we...
New Hurst Blackjack Shifter For 1983-2004 Mustangs Released
Hurst shifters have been an industry standard for decades for both street and race applications, and the company continues to innovate with its Blackjack lineup. Its newest edition is a perfect upgrade for 1983-2004 Ford Mustang owners running a T5 or T45 manual transmission. It features a CNC-machined, billet aluminum mounting base, hardened chrome moly steel stick adapter, dual stick centerin...
FloRacing Signs Partnership with NMCA Muscle Car Nationals for Continued Live Feed Coverage
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will continue offering Live Feed of its events to fans and racers through an affiliation with FloRacing through 2025. Recently FloRacing formed a partnership with SpeedVideo to expand its coverage and audience. The group broadcasts over 800 racing events a year through the FloSports platform, making it the leader in motorsports for live feed programming. We are ex...
A Slug's Life Pistons take a lot of abuse in a high-performance engine. What causes them to fail
For builders and racers pushing engine combinations to the limit of their capability, piston failures can be an on-going concern. When a piston does kick the bucket, the type of damage that's created generally falls into one of three categories: fractures, heavy abrasion, and melting. While that damage can provide some insight into what caused the issue to begin with, it's not necessarily a straig...
Ricart is Racing His Mustang Cobra Jet in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo for All the Right Reasons
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff, with classic car photo courtesy of Pete Ricart Pete Ricart was around a fleet of fancy and fast Fords during his adolescence as his father owned a car dealership called Ricart Ford in Ohio. He would watch cars roll in and roll out, and when he was old enough, he would help prep and polish them before they were presented to their ne...
2020 NMCA Awards Nominations
Each year NMCA accepts open nominations from its membership base for those individuals that displayed exemplary performance, sportsmanship, and dedication to NMCA throughout the season. These people, along with the Top Ten racers in each class, will be recognized by the NMCA at the end of the season. Only current NMCA members may nominate an individual for each of the awards listed below. We encou...
Returning to Active Duty Packing a 1,700hp GEN III HEMI, Geoff Turk's Blackbird Challenger Drag Pak set to compete in Edelbrock Xtreme Street
After driving his 2015 Dodge // Mopar Challenger Drag Pak to the first 7-second run in Factory Super Cars competition and taking the 2018 NMCA championship in the same class, Geoff Turk has re-enlisted the Blackbird for a new mission during the 2021 NMCA Drag Racing campaign Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Turk had put the Blackbird on hiatus while he concentrated efforts on his X-15 Cobra Jet Mustang...
Puckett Racing for Proform Rumble Championship at Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
By Mary Lendzion When Regina Puckett was growing up in Florida, her mom would tell her stories about how she was driving a 1969 GTO when she was pregnant with her, and how she had other muscle cars through the years. Influenced by that, Puckett went on to have a 1986 Camaro while she was in college, followed by a 1993 Camaro Z28, and she raced both of them in Bracket categories at the track near...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Announces New C10 / C15 2.5" Drop ProSpindles and Disc Brake Kits
Wilwood Disc Brakes has announced the release of new 2.5" drop ProSpindles for 1963-1987 Chevrolet C10 and GMC C15 pickup trucks. The high-strength, all iron and steel design with steering arm improves handling and provides an aggressive stance without affecting steering geometry. Radial mount caliper brackets allow for the secure mounting of popular Wilwood Superlite 6R and Aerolite 6R brake k...
NMCA World Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indy Event Protocols
Early Racer Parking Permitted on Wednesday Sept 23rd - Gate opening hours 2pm 7pm. The Gate will have scanners only No ticket sellers on Wednesday Must purchase online at - https://tickets.thefoat.com/NMRANMCA/NMCA+World+Street+Finals+2020/tickets/event-36530/ 4-day racer online ticket 4-day crew online ticket NMCA VIP Will Call will be available on Wednesday at th...
Tech Review Blow By Racing Demon Killer Turbo Kit
Written By Randy Adler Jr. Photography Courtesy of Blow-By Racing and Kevin DiOssi NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street saw a new combination take the stage this year. Blow-By Racing debuted its Demon Killer Turbo Kit on Jason Davis 2015 Mustang. Davis came out swinging with the new combination, appearing in two final rounds in the first three races. The Demon Killer Turbo Kit is designed...
Dashing Success An inside look at the Haltech IC-7 digital dash
In 1817, the German engineer Dietrich Uhlhorn invented a device to measure machine speed and it was dubbed the tachometer. Fast forward to the 1960s and the first golden age of hot rodding saw its use became common in all types of vehicles. By the time the Mustang boom kicked off in the 1990s, an Auto Meter Monster Tach and corresponding shift-light became commonplace, along with a cowl-mounted fu...
Woody's Weapon Mark Woodruff stocks up on performance so his 1969 Camaro is ready for action
An ever-present name in the radial-tire racing world, Mark Woodruff has the reputation of being one of the best both on track and in the pits. Carrying a rightfully deserved standing, Woody, as he's commonly known, has worked through major ups and downs over the years, but he always has a tendency to focus on the positive and enjoy the ride. Most recently, his journey started a new chapter when ...
Don't Blow It We Turn To the Pros for Proper Bead-lock and Slick Tube Installation Tips
Safety third, as the saying goes. What is likely the most critical aspect of any racing operation is often pushed down the priority list, but sometimes safety goes hand in hand with maintaining and even improving performance. During a conversation with our friends at Mickey Thompson Tires, they expressed concern over the frequency with which they see improperly mounted tires on drag wheels, and it...
Strange Engineering Adds Alloy C-Clip Style Axles to Product Line
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its product line to meet the needs of today's car enthusiasts with the addition of alloy C-clip style axles. Made with the same quality as the proven Strange alloy axle line, the Strange C-clip style axles are significantly stronger than typical OEM axles. The axles are forged from alloy steel and are further enhanced with a deeper heat treatment. The axl...
Nitrous Supply Named Title Sponsor of NMCA World Street Finals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce Nitrous Supply as the title sponsor of the NMCA World Street Finals, which goes down September 24-27, 2020 at Lucas Oil Raceway (Brownsburg, IN). It is the fifth and final event of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with championship hopes and dreams hanging in the balance. The NMCA World Street Finals always delivers an action-packed weeken...
Holley Releases Coyote Engine Swap Oil Pan
Holley's new Coyote oil pan makes Mustang engine swaps even easier. The oil pan design maintains the oil capacity of a stock Mustang Coyote oil pan (8 qt. nominal) to ensure adequate supply in all street performance and factory-stock type racing applications. The new design utilizes a stock Coyote engine gasket and baffle assembly to provide factory-like sealing and windage characteristics. ...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Drivers Motivated in Michigan
Written by Mary Lendzion With Chevrolet headquarters located just two hours away in Detroit, drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series powerfully represented the car company during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering, Aug. 27-30 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. They were in Camaros, Corvettes and other Chevrol...
Massive Turnout and Talent at NMRA/NMCA Event in Michigan
Written by Mary Lendzion More than 650 racers rolled in for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering, Aug. 27-30 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. It's a record-setting and remarkable number that included a perfect mix of series regulars and series rookies ready to put it all on the line at the facility whose slogan is The Fastest...
Sunday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
We're greeted with a great weather forecast on this final day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. Temperatures will be in the 60s all morning and in the low to mid-70s all afternoon, with blue skies beaming. There are more than 600 race cars on the property known as "The Fastest Track in Mich...
Saturday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
While rain fell most of the morning on Friday, the track team worked diligently to dry it so that racing could resume for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park. It was well worth the effort, for everyone, as racers poured on the power for an all-around incredible first round of qualifying. Soon after the final pair of...
Friday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering
It is the second day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering and the cars keep coming in the gate, but fans are limited to just 100 per day, as required by local health laws. Thursday wrapped up with a fast second test sessions where VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racers were dropping 3.70 runs with ease. Other notable runs were Edelbrock E...